About Dr. Stefan P. Kruszewski, M.D.

Dr_Stefan_Kruszewski_Office_200pxDr. Kruszewski is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He completed post-doctoral work at Harvard Affiliate Hospitals, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Duke University and Texas Christian University. His recent academic affiliation included a five-year appointment as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine (1999-2004). Previously, he served as Associate Medical Director of the Physicians' Health Programs of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. He has been board certified in general psychiatry as well as having been certified in the subspecialties of geriatric, adolescent and addiction psychiatry, and by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, in addiction medicine.

Dr. Kruszewski is an expert in addictive diseases and the scientific basis that underscores certain neuropsychiatric drugs, including drugs of abuse, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, mood stabilizers and stimulants. His research articles, replies, letters and editorials have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the following: New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, Neurology, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Psychiatric Practice, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, NY Times, Barron's, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Federation of State Medical Boards, Journal of Licensure and Discipline, Archives of Family Medicine, Archives of General Psychiatry, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and Psychiatric NEWS.

Dr. Kruszewski is also a whistleblower. After he reported systemic physical and pharmaceutical abuses and deaths of Pennsylvania children and adults to his superiors at the Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Program Integrity, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, (in his capacity as psychiatric consultant to them from 10.09.01-7.11.03), Dr. Kruszewski was fired. He decided to speak out about his findings as well as file a Federal Lawsuit in Middle District of Pennsylvania. That successfully settled in July of 2007 as reported by the website of Tom Corbett, then Pennsylvania's Attorney General. Currently, Dr. Kruszewski works in Harrisburg as a clinician and CEO of his own company. He has been a thrice successful qui tam Relator. In the past two years, working with the U.S. Department of Justice and plaintiff attorneys in Philadelphia, PA, Dallas, TX and Wilmington, DE, he has settled actions against Southwood Psychiatric Facility, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for subpar medical oversight; in Geodon/Pfizer Inc., in re to off-label prescribing and scientific misrepresentations and, most recently, in Seroquel/AstraZeneca for off-label promotion and scientific misrepresentations.